Urban Classy Spotlight: Carolina Polanco

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Name: Carolina Polanco

City / State: Bronx

Age:: 37

Email Address: bonafidebellabeauty@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bonafidebellabeauty.com

Social Media links : www.instagram.com/bonafidebellabeauty

Occupation:: Corporate Professional Side Hustling as a Beauty Entrepreneur

Gadget of choice: (for your profession): Iphone which to me is like the universal remote for all entrepreneurs in my opinion because it works for everyone and for all needs!

Personal Style:: Classic Chic however now that I'm in my late 30s I'm wanting to experiment more on the bold side - hence wearing blue lipstick in public and owning it!

Inspired by:: Those that have struggled and come out on top at the end of the day! I live to hear struggle stories and the happy endings!

Urban Classy is:: Someone that grew up either with lack of family support, a chaotic household, lack of financial means, in a rough neighborhood but despite the challenging circumstances always having a vision that there is more to life than the environment you happened to be born into and learning about the rest of the world.  
Urban Classy is a visionary because they see more of what's possible than what they know and figure out a way to get there no matter what!

ABOUT: : Hi! My name is Carolina and growing up I was told go to school, get good grades, get a good job and you'll be happy. Typical status quo chick! So I did! I'm blessed to be employed and working a career I'm good at that also provides for my family, however it's not what I'm passionate about. Add to that becoming a mom for the first time in Fall of 2016 and feeling like sh*t in the first year and depressed because I didn't feel like what I had seen on TV or heard from other women I would be feeling. After my son turned 1 I decided I wanted to discover what fulfilled me. And in that journey I came across the opportunity to share with other women amazing skincare and cosmetics that have truly impacted me personally both emotionally and physically. I found my confidence again and I want others to feel this too! With my business I long to empower women to take care of themselves whether it is putting on a bold red lipstick and immediately feeling bomb to a making time for themselves with a spa day at home with a mask and have their skin glow! I have ALWAYS loved helping people and serving as a resource to my friends, some of them even call me CooGle (C for Carolina ;)) because I am always recommending and referring! Now when I get feedback that someone is feeling more beautiful just because they tried one of my products that makes my day! Also, I want to show women that you don't have a to be a makeup artist or spend hours watching YouTube videos to apply makeup or take care of their skin, I cater to the everyday woman!

Fun Fact: My first job was delivering newspapers from the age of 13 to age 16 along with my brother and mom (we each had our own route!). Although I was embarrassed at the time to be doing that (none of my friends had a job at that age) I was happy to be able to make my own money to buy new clothes because my mom told me she didn't have the money to do so. So I guess I've had entrepreneur tendencies as a youngin'.